Homemade Fresh Brewed Ice Tea

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Fresh Brewed ice tea is one of my favorite the summertime traditions. It classic, easy and just plain old delicious and refreshing. Throughout most of my childhood I remember jars of tea brewing in the hot summer sun. To this day if you look in my mother’s refrigerator you’ll find a fresh brewed pitcher of ice tea waiting for you.

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We don’t brew ice tea in the summer sun anymore, but we have perfected the ultimate quick and easy method for brewing your own homemade fresh ice tea.  Here’s how:

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil
Add 6 to 8 tea bags to the boiling water
Add 1/2 cup white sugar (more or less to taste)
Let simmer on the stove for a few minute till the sugar is completely dissolved
Pour concentrated mixture into a pitcher, fill with cold water to the top
Pour over Ice and Garnish with a few fresh slices of lemon or raspberries

Fresh Brewed Ice Tea

The best thing about ice tea is just how simple it is to make and enjoy.

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Here’s to hot summer days and cool refreshing drinks.

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4 comments :

  • Bernhardt

    Maria,
    My family love ice tea!  Wayne will make some each week and his tea of choice out is always mcD’s!
    dee dee

  • Triplebayroad

    How big is your pitcher? I’m not good with “eyeballing” things… can you possibly tell me how much water you add to your 2 cups of tea concentrate to make the completed jug of tea?

    • Our Lake Life

      Hi sure, My pitcher is 8 cups total so add 6 cups to your concentrate mixture. You can also leave out the sugar for unsweet tea. Which I also do a lot if I don’t want the sugar calories.

      Enjoy your tea!

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